After seeing a weathered monarch butterfly lay eight tiny, white butterfly eggs on a milkweed plant in her yard in May, Dawn Westfall of Crofton decided to raise the eggs herself. A friend of Westfall's gave her a butterfly cage as a gift and Westfall began from there. "I just learned how to raise them by reading online, reading books and information from friends who are also raising butterflies," Westfall said. Butterflies go through four stages of growth: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult.
The founding pastor of Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, Rev. Pat Ricker, will give his final sermon, Sunday at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. In July of 1973 Ricker, fresh out of seminary at 24 years-old, was appointed by the Baltimore/Washington Conference of UMC to investigate the desires of the largely undeveloped community of Crofton. "I rode my bike around knocking on doors to see what people wanted," Ricker said.
The energetic and beloved businesswoman experienced a medical crisis in May. Derin was headed to Mexico to celebrate her 21st wedding anniversary. A day before leaving she had a migraine headache. Derin was treated for the migraine and prepared to leave. However, on the flight to Mexico the following day, Derin lost consciousness on the plane. By the time she reached her hotel room, Derin had lost all mobility. "I spent six days and five nights in bed in the hotel all vacation," Derin said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".